Flexible work practices and how to make them work for your organisation (Seminar 4)

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Flexible work practices and how to make them work for your organisation (Seminar 4)


Tuesday 17 April 2018.

When I speak with managers about better supporting their mature workers, hesitancy and scepticism can arise.  One of the key areas it comes from is introducing flexible work practices. Managers assume that if they introduce such arrangements everyone will suddenly want to work from a beach bar in Bali (ahh the laptop lifestyle!), or go part-time. They fear they will have no team left in the office and not enough FTE (man hours) to achieve deliverables.

At this point I suggest they take a deep breath. Working from home is not conducive to everyone (some people prefer to separate work and home), not everyone can afford to reduce their hours, and some truly love their job and being surrounded by their colleagues! The jobs will still get done!

Given that the average age of intended retirement is currently 65 years, it suggests that a mass exodus could occur in the next ten years. If this retirement intent does eventuate, the loss of knowledge, experience and expertise would be substantial.

Organisations therefore need to look at how they can attract and retain these mature workers and harness the skills, motivation and experience for best business outcomes.

Flexible work practices come in numerous forms and not all will work for every organisation. But introduced with the appropriate leadership, planning and staff buy-in and they can be particularly effective in reducing turnover, absenteeism and extending the working life of this highly valued cohort of mature workers.

And don’t forget! Flexible work practices are not only intended to benefit mature workers. They should be available to all staff, thus supporting a positive workplace culture and ultimately better business outcomes.

Still not convinced? Come and join me for the value of flexible work practices and how you can make them work for your organisation seminar on Tuesday 17 April 2018 as we take practical approach that benefits all, yourself included!


In this seminar we will explore:

  • Flexible work practices as a way of increasing the productivity of your whole team
  • What flexible working can look like in practice
  • Success factors for the effective introduction of flexible working arrangements

What you will walk away with:

This will be a practical and interactive session. You will take away:

  • The compelling case for introducing flexible work practices in your organisation
  • Actions that you can take within your team without waiting for policy change
  • Practical tools and resources to support meaningful flexible work practices in your organisation

Date: Tuesday 17 April 2018

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Venue: Bright HQ. Suite 3A, 54 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe, Brisbane.

Tea, coffee and refreshments provided.


Who should attend?

  • Whether your organisation is big or small, this is a challenge that will be affecting everyone and so all interested managers, team leaders, business owners, HR, safety & wellbeing professionals are welcome (and encouraged!).
  • Are you an aspiring manager? Come along, learn about the current trends and start your management career on the front foot

Come for one session or all four (check out the Ticket Bundle Offer) and join me as we explore how you can best to support and engage mature workers in a way that benefits all, yourself included!


Megan Giles: Retirement Transition Consultant, works with both individuals and organisations to support those approaching retirement to successfully transition and create a retirement they will love to live at the time that is right for them!

For more practical tips, advice and resources visit www.megangiles.com/for-organisations.


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